Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Review of The Reflections of Queen Snow White by David Meredith

Synopsis: "What happens when "happily ever after" has come and gone?

On the eve of her only daughter, Princess Raven's wedding, an aging Snow White finds it impossible to share in the joyous spirit of the occasion. The ceremony itself promises to be the most glamorous social event of the decade. Snow White’s castle has been meticulously scrubbed, polished and opulently decorated for the celebration. It is already nearly bursting with jubilant guests and merry well-wishers. Prince Edel, Raven's fianc√©, is a fine man from a neighboring kingdom and Snow White's own domain is prosperous and at peace. Things could not be better, in fact, except for one thing:

The king is dead.

The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.

It promises her respite in its shimmering depths, but can Snow White trust a device that was so precious to a woman who sought to cause her such irreparable harm? Can she confront the demons of her own difficult past to discover a better future for herself and her family? And finally, can she release her soul-crushing grief and suffocating loneliness to once again discover what "happily ever after" really means?

Only time will tell as she wrestles with her past and is forced to confront The Reflections of Queen Snow White."

My Review: It took me a little bit to get into this book but once I did, oh boy did the pages fly. I always enjoy re-telling and updated fairy tales or myths and this one was no different. While it wasn't exactly a re-telling it was an after the happily ever after. I honestly don't even know how to put this review into words other than I will never look at a mirror the same way again. Sometimes we need to relive the pain to remember the strength in ourselves.
My Rating: I really enjoyed this book and the aspect of the after the happily ever after and how life can change over the years was a great change from the usual re-tellings. I give it a rating of Four Paws.
The Reflections of Queen Snow White was sent to me by the author for an honest review.
You can find out more about David Meredith and his work on his Website, Facebook Page or Goodreads Page.
You can also obtain your own copy in digital format from Amazon.

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